Friday, 26 January 2018 19:12

2017-breaches

Date, January 22, 2018
A look back at the breaches throughout 2017

The below are just a fraction of the Data breaches and Cyber Attacks that happened January – December 2017.
January 2017
Cyber attack
Cockrell Hill police lose years’ worth of evidence in ransom hacking
Hacker Group Claims Responsibility for Lloyds Bank Outages, Ransom Demand
St. Louis’ public library computers hacked for ransom
Computer hacker hits Illinois processor
No payoff for hackers, Arkansas school district says
Trojan malware blamed for cyberattack at Barts Health NHS hospitals
Marijuana dispensaries hit by hack of sales system
Cosmetic surgery center discloses ransomware attack
Princeton University becomes victim of MongoDB ransom attacks
Los Angeles Valley College Hit By Cyber Attack, Pays Ransom
Data breach
Break-in prompts hospital to assess possible patient privacy breach
Odessa one of eight school districts targeted in e-mail phishing scam
Grey Eagle Casino employee information leaked in major privacy breach
Dirty secrets of 180,000 users of a porn site that posts ‘upskirt’ photos are leaked
Data breach affects thousands of school system employees
Telus releases Hamilton woman’s cellphone information to her stalker
218,000 AlphaBay marketplace users’ private messages acquired by bug hunter
Another child protection privacy breach names more than 30 kids in care
District 833, police investigate after student accesses private employee data
NYPD tech worker accused of selling officers’ personal info
TriHealth notifies 1,126 patients after software glitch sends statements to old addresses
Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center at Dublin hit with possible data breach
Catholic Charities of Baltimore Notifies Clients of Potential Security Incident
Complete Wellness notifies 600 patients after employee misconduct results in lost PHI
Clash of Clans Forums Accounts Have Been Hacked
CoPilot Provider Support Services notifies 220,000 of data security breach in 2015
California translation firm’s security lapse exposes sensitive files
Passwords of top Trump appointees leaked online after earlier data breaches: Report
California snafu releases personal info of nearly 4,000 gun safety instructors
Dutch Cops Warn 20,000 of Email Account Hack
5,000+ Sentara Healthcare patient records involved in security breach
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group notify parents of laptop theft
Email account with patient information at UM doctors group hacked
Summit Reinsurance Services breach affected 19,000
Hacker Steals 900 GB of Cellebrite Data
Hospital scammed for employee information
Twoplustwo poker forum hacked again; personal data stolen
ESEA hacked, 1.5 million records leaked after alleged failed extortion attempt
Letter notifies NISD employees, students of email breach
Hilliard Bradley High School hacked, students’ information exposed
Financial
Possible data breach occurred at 21 Bowlmor AMF bowling centers, including one in Henrico
POPEYES discloses payment card breach that began in May, 2016; 10 locations affected
Zimbabwe computer hacker takes $70k from OK Zim
Rsync errors lead to data breach at Canadian ISP, KWIC Internet
Hackers infiltrate govt-owned bank systems to create fake trade docs
Taipei employees’ financial data leaked
February 2017
Cyber attack
Gov, OMES Confirm Agency Hacked, No Ransom Piad
Hackers demand $25k-$30k after ransomware attack takes down Bingham county servers
Yahoo tells users they were hit with cookie attack
University suffers cyber attack from its own vending machines and lamp posts
Isis-linked hackers attack NHS websites to show gruesome Syrian civil war images
Pro-Trump group hacked, website taken down in Cabinet fight
Hackers demand £1 million from David Beckham’s advisers
Norway’s Labour Party was hacked by Russia: report
Ransom demanded in Licking County technology hack
Tiverton town hall has two years’ worth of documents deleted by virus that demanded £3,000 ransom
Data breach
South Washington School District probes hacking by student
NYC Dept. of Education email gaffe exposes 439 paraprofessionals’ SSN
Millions of IGN and PCMag user records sit exposed, online
Email Lists Revealing Students’ Private Information Remained Public for Years
Hackers who took control of PC microphones siphon >600 GB from 70 targets
Cleveland Food Bank Loses Personal Data for Dozens of Clients
Lexington Medical Center latest victim of data breach
Family Service Rochester experiences data breach
Thousands of medical records stolen
UNC: PATIENTS’ DENTAL RECORDS MAY HAVE BEEN STOLEN
Privacy commissioner apologises for accidentally releasing email addresses
PharmaNet breach compromises personal information of 7,500 B.C. residents, says province
Fulton County clinic dumps sensitive medical records in plain sight
20,000+ tribal members warned of data breach
City notifying staff whose private information was compromised
Laptop and files with confidential information about Aberdeen children stolen
Top End Health Service breach exposes private details of cancer patients
Hacker steals 83,000 accounts from UPI news agency
Mag publisher Future stored your FileSilo passwords in plaintext. Then hackers hit
15,000 data files of Taiwanese nationals possibly hacked: Govt
Multnomah County notified 1,700 patients after discovering employee was forwarding emails to personal account
Sports Direct hacked last year, and still hasn’t told its staff of data breach
Five months after learning of problem, Michigan cancer treatment providtomers, personal date may have been lifted
Used government computers bought at auction filled with personal information
Denuvo Website Leaks Secret Information, Crackers Swarm
Data from 2014 hack of children’s online game Bin Weevils leaked online; hacker claims 20m records
Vulnerability put 1.87 million Michigan employees at risk
Hundreds of confidential email addresses were shared with landlords operating in Cardiff
Particle accelerator hacked: Boffins’ hashed passwords beamed up
2.5 million PlayStation and Xbox players’ details stolen by hackers
Financial information
Citizens Memorial Hospital investigates breach of employee data
Data breach hits San Antonio Symphony employees
Hundreds of Arby’s restaurants breached
PC Plus points stolen from customer accounts in security breach
Malware hit Hitachi Payments Services, 3.2 million cards affected
InterContinental reports payment card breach at 12 U.S. hotels
March 2017
Cyber attacks and ransomware
Urology Austin notifies patients of ransomware attack
KY: Estill County Chiropractic notifies 5,335 patients of ransomware attack
Metropolitan Urology Group Notifies Almost 18,000 Patients of Ransomware Attack That Exposed PHI
City erases, re-installs server after ransomware attack
Student expelled for hacking professors’ emails
Hackers attack Pa. Senate Democrats’ computer system with Ransomware
Website of Korea retail giant Lotte hacked in China
Data breach
26 million NHS patients’ records in security scare over SystmOne “enhanced data sharing”
Laptops containing 3.7 million Hong Kong voters’ data stolen after chief executive election
Dozens of patients’ medical records found lying in Melbourne street
Notification of data breach on FIRST Forums
Thousands of Psychiatrist’s Patient Records Stored in Basement of House He Rented Out
Council blunder leaks personal data on web
Vermont Department of Labor details data security breach at third party vendor
New Three Data Breach Exposes Mobile Customer Account Details To Total Strangers
UNC Health Care notifies 1,300 prenatal patients of potential breach
Saks Fifth Avenue Exposed Personal Info On Tens Of Thousands Of Customers
Blunder reveals Australian lawmakers’ private cell numbers
Email gaffe revealed 1,417 cancer patients’ email addresses
15 computers with ‘sensitive information’ stolen from Chief Justice Mogoeng’s office
Lane Community College notifies health clinic patients of potential breach
McDonalds India is leaking 2.2 million users data
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario employee breached privacy of nearly 300 patients
Singapore Armed Forces apologizes for data leak
Ster-Kinekor “data leak” means private data of 7 million South Africans is at risk
Devon doctors’ surgery says sorry for data breach
Popular Teen Quiz App Wishbone Has Been Hacked, Exposing Tons of User Information
43,000 individuals’ possibly affected after Abta web server hacked
We’ve lost control of our personal data (including 33M NetProspex records)
US military leak exposes ‘holy grail’ of security clearance files
VCU Health System notifies 2,700 of inappropriate access to their medical records
Brand New Day notifies 14,005 members after breach at vendor
Tarleton Medical discloses breach involving protected health information
Financial information
Data breach may put Daytona State College students’ personal info at risk
Med Center Health reports stolen patient billing information
Email Security Breach Involving County Employees’ Bank Accounts In Sebastian County
Oh those inadequately secured backup devices…
GMO Payment Gateway confirms data leakage from two client websites
Hackers steal thousands after Queensland School Photography targeted online
April 2017
Cyber attack and ransomware
Newark City Hall computers hacked with ransomware
Atlantic Digestive Specialists notify patients of ransomware incident
Phishing scam diverts more than $40,000 from Denver Public Schools
IAAF says medical records compromised by Fancy Bear hacking group
Lessons to learn as McAfee’s LinkedIn page is hijacked
Hackers set off Dallas emergency sirens more than a dozen times in a few hours
ECMC officials remain mute on cause of computer shutdown
Data breach
RingGo parking app exposes users’ personal information
McDonald’s Canada breached, 95,000 job seekers’ information compromised
Concordia’s online course systems, eConcordia and KnowledgeOne, have been hacked.
Unencrypted patient info from 2008 left in a van.
Iowa Veterans Home warns nearly 3,000 of data breach after phishing incident
Privacy Incident at Lifespan
Patient privacy breach: over 1600 medical letters found dumped in Sydney bin
PAUSD student data exposed in breach
Millions of game accounts exposed in data breach, responsibility thrown to the wind
30,000 London gun owners hit by Met Police ‘data breach’
Voters’ personal data at risk in Cobb theft
Privacy commissioner calls for investigation after photo card privacy breach
Amedisys announces patient info breach
Privacy breach at Yakima’s Virginia Mason Memorial hospital affects 419 patients
Upmarket Sydney hotel targeted by cybercriminals
Third Personal Data Breach Hits UHIP Customers
Thousands of examiners’ personal details stolen in AQA cyber-attack
Student privacy breached in Victoria Education Department blunder
Tullamore Hospital patient’s information sent to wrong person after data blunder
Wonga data breach: Personal details of 245,000 UK customers and 25,000 Polish customers may have been stolen in cyber attack
Leak of diabetic patients’ data highlights risks of giving info to telemarketers
Privacy, what? Bengaluru police leaks 46,000 phone numbers on Twitter
Scottrade Bank data breach exposes 20,000 customer records
Data leak exposes details of 450,000 lottery subscribers
Foodie social network Allrecipes warns that someone stole users’ email addresses and passwords
Financial information
Chipotle warns of data security breach, recommends monitoring card statements
Blowout Cards Notifies Customers After Card Fraud Reports Roll In
Cleveland Metropolitan School District discloses phishing-related incident
Debit card breach reported by car washes. 
U of L: Tax information of some employees hacked
Gamestop.com Investigating Possible Breach
Breach of Financial-Aid Tool May Have Compromised Data on 100,000 Taxpayers
1,200 InterContinental hotels hit by malware attack
Other
Ashley Madison blackmailers threaten to create Cheater’s Gallery exposing members who don’t pay up
Teen Hackers Stole $300,000 From a Travel Site and Used It to Buy a Ducati
Hackers Are Emptying ATMs With a Single Drilled Hole and $15 Worth of Gear
Got one of these 20+ models of Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers? Bad news. 10 security holes discovered
May 2017
Data breach
Anomaly’ caused OHIP privacy breach
Papers with CMS students’ sensitive information found blowing in wind
Fast Health in Tehachapi suffers security breach
Website hack exposed PMH patients’ personal, medical info
Health, personal records of 2,500 Arizona families with newborns lost
Beacon Health System notifies 1,200 patients of employee wrong-doing
Melbourne hospital in hot water as patients’ confidential medical records found on train
MolinaHealthcare.com Exposed Patient Records
Information on 2,036 patients compromised after data breach
Personal information exposed for 3,000 people in Stillwater after unauthorized access obtained to city computer
Niskayuna school laptop stolen, 945 students’ personal information on device
1.5 million students’ data leaked online, put up for sale for up to Rs60,000
Medical device containing patient information stolen from DePaul Hospital
Hackers may have names of thousands of Florida gun owners
School district reports breach due to caching problem with HomeLink
Font sharing site DaFont has been hacked, exposing thousands of accounts
Zomato Hacked; 17 Million Accounts Sold on Dark Web
Twitter says Vine users’ emails and phone numbers were exposed for a day, but weren’t misused
Hacker Steals Millions of User Account Details from Education Platform Edmodo
Bell apologizes to customers after data breach hits 1.9 million e-mail addresses
Data leak reveals details of 70,000 offshore firms in Malta, German state minister claims
Funding Circle Error Exposes 6,000 SSNs Of American Clients
Guardian Soulmates website suffers data breach
Diamond Institute for Infertility and Menopause notifies patients after hack
TheDarkOverlord dumps 180,000 patients’ records from 3 hacks
Debenhams Flowers data breach affects 26,000 customers
USA Today owner Gannett hit by phishing attack
Travel tech company Sabre confirms breach affected reservations system
Cyber attacks and ransomware
Walnut Place notifies patients of ransomware attack
Confluence charter school servers are hacked
WannaCry ransomware hits systems worldwide
Ransomware hits Australian hospitals after botched patch
Financial information
Blackburn High School families’ details illegally downloaded in targeted attack
Brooks Brothers payment card system compromised for almost one year; customers being alerted
Rogues reset ‘passwords’, steal W-2 info from Equifax subsidiary customer employees
Chipotle says malware hack stole customer payment info
Full House Lottery website breached, credit card information at risk
Rite Aid’s ecommerce platform breached, personal info stolen
Vic school IT breach after password theft
Security Breach at Punch Bowl Social; Employee Personal information compromised
Data breach hitting local car wash follows string of incidents around the country
Other
NYU Accidentally Exposed Military Code-breaking Computer Project to Entire Internet
After hackers fail to extort money, new Pirates of the Caribbean movie torrents appear
Google Docs” Worm Ransacks Gmail Users’ Contact Lists – What You Need to Know
June 2017
Data breach
Texas Association of School Boards suffers security breach
School district server breach
Personal info of 522 Aetna clients in Texas affected by data security incident, firm says
Hundreds of SIH Patients Potentially Impacted by Insurance Breach
Hackers Altered 2016 Voter Rolls and Stole Private Data on U.S. Citizens
Nearly 3,000 Patients Notified Of St. Thomas Rutherford Health Information Breach
Confidential child protection files on sale at Alice Springs tip shop
Patient records stolen in computer breach at Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Data on 198M voters exposed by GOP contractor
Personal info of hundreds of thousands of students targeted in schools hack attack
Briefcase containing Little River Healthcare records stolen
Personal information of 16 Utahns stolen from DCFS employee’s vehicle, officials say
Passaic Housing Authority battles employee over data breach, rules on rent hikes
Hundreds Of Files With Personal Information Found In Greenwood
University department leaks the names of students and their extenuating circumstances
Former Durango Family Medicine patients warned of security breach
OU shuts down file sharing service after failing to protect thousands of students’ records
Over 5,000 Wind Tre customers hit by data breach
HSBC reveals customer information leak
Township of Springfield notifies individuals after discovering hack
More than a thousand Elon accounts compromised in security breach
University of Alaska: thousands affected by data breach, including names, social security numbers
Laptop stolen from Tulsa firm contained customers’ personal data
Customer data stolen as S.F. cybersecurity firm hacked, Stanford medical school reportedly a client
Privacy Breach at Beverly Hills Clinic Puts Thousands of Patients, Some Celebrities, at Risk
Cosmetic surgery online mistake allows public viewing of women’s photos, private details
Cyber attack and ransomware
Petya’ Ransomware Outbreak Goes Global
Ransomware: South Korean web hosting company pays $1m
Fired Employee Hacks and Shuts Down Smart Water Readers in Five US Cities
Cyber-attack on parliament leaves MPs unable to access emails
Airway Oxygen notifies 500,000 patients after ransomware attack
Cleveland Medical Associates tells patients of ransomware incident
Midwestern Hospital Infected With Ransomware
University College London hit by ransomware attack
Hacker stole satellite data from US Department of Defence
CD Projekt Red Reveals Cyberpunk 2077 Data Theft
Pro-ISIS hackers deface Ohio government websites
PanicGuard panic alarm app leaks your personal information, including location
Financial information
The Buckle, Inc. Notification of Security Incident at Some Retail Stores
How a Single Email Stole $1.9 Million from Southern Oregon University
Computer stolen at the Hall of Justice puts some at risk for identity theft
Data breach affects Irish users of global hotel website
Kmart breached by POS malware again
Other
Leak of Windows 10 Source Code Raises Security Concerns
Thousands of customers ‘at risk’ following Virgin Media hack
Bungling Tata devs leaked banks’ code on public GitHub repo, says IT bloke
Mississippi Division of Medicaid notifies more than 5,000 after discovering data were not securely transmitted for more than three years
July 2017
Cyber attack and ransomware
Women’s Health Group of Pennsylvania Notifies 300,000 Patients of Ransomware Attack
TNT Express warns of permanent data loss from NotPetya malware outbreak
Atlanta neurological clinic notifies patients of ransomware attack AND an older hack
Menlo Park dental practice notifies patients of hack and ransom demand
Murfreesboro police, fire computers hit by WannaCry ransomware
While investigating one ransomware attack, Walnut Place hit with second attack
Ohio police, fire dispatch center hacked
Cove Family & Sports Medicine recovers from ransomware, but loses some data
Data breach
Hackers Breach 400,000 UniCredit Bank Accounts for Data
Ricoh Australia Scrambles to Fix Document Leak
iggest Data Leak in Sweden’s History Punished With Half a Month’s Paycheck
BCBST glitch sends erroneous reports to 657 employers
University of Vermont Medical Center notifies 2,300 patients of phishing incident
Sutton Council apologises after publishing names of benefit recipients in a ‘concerning’ data bungle
Over 5 million Social Security numbers exposed in Kansas breach: report
Loblaws suffers another online security breach
210 govt. websites found displaying personal info, including Aadhaar
Newcastle mother ‘felt sick inside’ at adoption data leak
Substantial’ privacy breach sees hundreds of N.S. patient records accessed
DSBN reaching out to parents after security breach
Detroit Medical Center reports data breach affecting 1,500
Bupa warns health insurance information exposed by rogue employee
Ivinson Memorial Hospital notifies patients of FastHealth breach
Cloud Leak: How A Verizon Partner Exposed Millions of Customer Accounts
University of Iowa Health Care notifies 5,292 patients about files exposed online for two years
Community Care discloses ransomware incident
Dark Web Hosting Service Hacked, Some Data Was Stolen
Data of over 120 million Jio customers leaked, claim reports
Kansas ID theft suspects had 429 job applications
Massive WWE Leak Exposes 3 Million Wrestling Fans’ Addresses, Ethnicities And More
School board addresses second privacy breach at Collingwood Collegiate
Financial information
Wells Fargo Accidentally Releases Trove of Data on Wealthy Clients
Hacker Steals $7 Million Worth of Ethereum From CoinDash Platform
Hackers nab credit card data from up to 1,000 California Realtors
Self-Service Food Kiosk Vendor Avanti Hacked
Dozens of Fresno Unified employees affected by data breach
Fourth largest Bitcoin exchange. Bithumb, hacked for billions of Won
The AA Exposed Emails, Credit Card Data, and Didn’t Inform Customers
Trump Hotels notifies some guests of payment card breach that began in 2016
Other
Google Groups misconfiguration leads to sensitive data leaks
August 2017
Cyber attacks & ransomware
Malware attack disrupts hospitals
HBO hackers obtained all of HBO’s social media logins and GIPHY credentials
Another rough week for HBO as hackers and mistakes result in more leaks
Turkish hackers attack Armenian webpages again
Cyberattack on UCLA server potentially accesses student information
Pacific Alliance Medical Center notifies 266,123 patients of ransomware incident
South Korea LG service centers attacked by ransomware
FC Barcelona has its Twitter and Facebook accounts hijacked by the OurMine gang.
Sony social media accounts hijacked as hackers claims to have stolen PSN database
Attack on Ireland’s state-owned power provider blamed on state-sponsored hackers
Data breach
HIDS4U customers warned of free gift email attack after customer database leaks
Hackers claim to have leaked Game of Thrones season finale details
Oops! Aetna exposed 12,000 customers’ HIV statuses through envelope window
Indian Bank faulted for losing customer’s net banking credentials
Labor Department blames data breach for injury reporting site’s shutdown
OAIC investigating Flight Centre customer data leak
 Anonymous hacker claims to have stolen the NHS medical records of 1.2million Brits
US Voting Machine Supplier Leaks 1.8 Million Chicago Voter Records
OSHA Suspends ITA Due to Security Breach
Error exposes private info on thousands of South Wash. Co. students
Islington Council faces huge fine after massive data breach hit 90,000 people
Medical records of Norfolk patients found in a petrol station, a King’s Lynn restaurant and on the pavement
Lake Health investigating missing obstetrics records
Surgical Dermatology Group notifies patients after TekLinks hacked
Vancouver pot dispensary patient data breach highlights regulatory haze
State juror pool data breach exposed Social Security numbers
Personal data belonging to up to 21,000 TalkTalk customers could have been used for scams and fraud
Italian bank UniCredit admits data breached affecting 400,00 customers
Medical clinic breaches 1000 people’s privacy
Data of 100,000 Dutch lease drivers leaked
Big data breach unmasks Bloomberg chat room users
GPAs mistakenly sent to parents, students
Patients’ records stolen from Walsall health worker’s car
UC Health hospital notifies patients of medical records being compromised
Personal Info of 650,000 Voters Discovered on Poll Machine Sold on Ebay
Kaleida Health notifies 2,789 patients about phishing incident
NHS staff personal data leaked in latest data breach
Nude photos of Anne Hathaway leaked online by hackers
Financial information
Oceanside investigating possible data theft on bill-paying website
Hacker Nets over $500,000 after Hacking Enigma before ICO Date
San Antonio Institute for Women’s Health warns patients personal data compromised in network hack
Other
Leak of >1,700 valid passwords could make the IoT mess much worse
BankBot trojan tries to sneak apps onto your Android smartphone without permission
Two zero-day vulnerabilities disclosed after Foxit refuses to patch PDF Reader
Vendor-neutral smart car bug has ‘dangerous’ and ‘even fatal’ consequences
September 2017
Cyber attack & ransomware
Arkansas Oral & Facial Surgery Center notifies 128,000 patients of ransomware incident
UISD investigating computer hacking
Sheriffs warn of hackers after upstate attack
Meridian Secondary School’s art competition site hacked
MongoDB ransacking starts again: Hackers ransom 26,000 unsecured instances
Mystery surrounds malware attack that forced German state parliament offline
Princess ransomware makes a visit to the wrong website a royal mistake
CCleaner, distributed by anti-virus firm Avast, contained malicious backdoor
Data breach
Credit reporting firm Equifax says data breach could potentially affect 143 million US consumers
Huge potential privacy breach exposes Nunavut’s lax file management
The Irish National Teacher’s Organisation suffers breach affecting up to 30,000 teachers
Personal data and lab results of more than 6,000 people were exposed online for months
Deloitte hit by cyber-attack revealing clients’ secret emails
Woman Stole Elderly Identities To Fund ‘Brazilian Butt Lift’; Cops Say
Telstra glitch sends personal SMS messages to random recipients after fire at exchange
SMART Physical Therapy hacked by TheDarkOverlord
Passwords to Over a Half Million Car Tracking Devices Leaked Online
Medical Mutual Provides Notice of Data Incident
Data breach made public, Ridgeview says it exposed some email addresses
PeaceHealth employee accessed patient info unnecessarily
AU Medical Center patients data possibly compromised by attack on faculty email accounts
Morehead Memorial Hospital: Data breach may have leaked patient and employee information
Vevo Hackers Leak — Then Delete — Huge Trove of Internal Videos, Documents
Somerville House donors warned of data breach
Hacker steals thousands of student records from WA TAFE
Man stole records from doctors’ storage unit
Notice of Canoe.ca data breach affecting 1 million site users
AIB loses 550 bank customers’ confidential information
Translate.com Exposes Highly Sensitive Information in Massive Privacy Breach
Port Phillip Council privacy breach exposes 700 email addresses
AXA data breach affects 5,400 Singapore customers
Community Memorial Health System in Ventura suffers data security breach
Taringa hacked: 28 million users’ credentials compromised
Customer data stolen after attack on jobs platform cpjobs.com
Thousands of sensitive mercenary resumes exposed after security lapse
BroadSoft Inc. left millions of partners’ customer data records exposed
Financial information
Breach at Sonic Drive-In May Have Impacted Millions of Credit, Debit Cards
Leak puts Toowoomba residents at risk of identity fraud
Dutch Bitcoin Broker Litebit Suffers Second Data Breach in Six Weeks
Financial records, kids names, charity money stolen
MacEwan University defrauded of nearly $12M in phishing scam
Other
7% of All Amazon S3 Servers Are Exposed, Explaining Recent Surge of Data Leaks
Adobe’s security team reveals its private PGP key
Red Alert 2.0: New Android banking trojan can block and log incoming calls from bank
October 2017
Cyber attack & ransomware
Hacker Wants $50K From Hacker Forum or He’ll Share Stolen Database With the Feds
BadRabbit ransomware attacks multiple media outlets
FirstHealth Computer Network Threatened by Malware Virus
IFHS Investigates Cybersecurity Breach Of Clinic’s Computer System
Security breach reported at Ashland clinic
Forrester Announces Cybersecurity Incident Involving Forrester.com
Gaming Service Goes Down After Hacker Wipes Database and Holds It for Ransom
PornHub visitors hit with malware attack via poisoned ads
Data breach
Terror threat as unencrypted Heathrow Airport security files found dumped in the street
T-Mobile Alerted ‘A Few Hundred Customers’ Targeted By Hackers
 Catholic Charities’ server hacked, possibly as early as 2015
AZ Board of Education discloses FERPA incident, sends veiled threat to recipient of disclosed material?
Student information leaked from Creighton University Trio program
Patients of marijuana dispensary upset after personal information shared in email
Super-rich fear their financial details will be exposed following Bermuda cyber hack
Cosmetics Brand Tarte Exposed Personal Information About Nearly 2 Million Customers
Confidential child protection documents found ‘blowing around’ in a Leicester street
Carolina Oncology Specialists notifies 1,551 patients of possible breach
Computer file stolen in Oklahoma could put Spokane veterans at risk for identity theft
Austin Manual Therapy Associates patient data hacked
Action taken following major breach of personal health records at QEH
Data breach exposes millions of South Africans’ personal records
RiverMend Health notifies 1,300 after employee’s email account compromised
Chase Brexton Health Care notifies more than 16,000 patients after phishing incident
Thieves steal Bassett facility’s patient information
Data breach at Arden Hills-based Catholic financial services provider affects nearly 130K accounts
We Heart It says a data breach affected over 8 million accounts, included emails and passwords
Advanced Spine & Pain Center Notifies 8,362 Patients After Two Possibly Unrelated Incidents
Equifax: Umm, actually hackers stole records of 15.2 million Brits, not 400,000
Accenture left a huge trove of highly sensitive data on exposed servers
City of Calgary embroiled in privacy breach class-action lawsuit
Cabrillo College issues notice of data breach to 28,000 students
District investigating data breach at Palo Alto High School
Private data of more than 1,100 NFL players, agents exposed
Graton casino ‘data breach’ potentially reveals some patrons’ Social Security numbers
Hackers hit plastic surgery, threaten to release patient list and photographs
Financial information
Personal information possibly compromised for people paying fines, fees to Midland County
South Korean Gov’t Investigating Bithumb Security Breach, World’s Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange
Pizza Hut was hacked, company says
Hyatt Hotels Suffers 2nd Card Breach in 2 Years
Hackers steal $60 million from Taiwanese bank using bespoke malware
Sonic publicly confirms payment card breach at drive-in locations
November 2017
Cyber attack and ransomware
Sacramento Regional Transit Systems Hit By Hacker
Cash Converters hacked; customer data held for ransom
Agency’s data remains uncompromised after computer breach
Bitfinex on Twitter: Exchange is Under DDoS Attack
Boston Globe hit by denial of service attacks
Data breach
Important documents of Social Welfare Department found lying on street
Confidential files containing graphic descriptions of alleged rapes and victims’ details were found in a bin
CSO admits major data breach as thousands of people’s details leaked out
NC DHHS Reports Data Security Incident
Imgur Notice of Data Breach
Privacy breach at Burns Lake hospital
Dal warns of potential information breach
Uber Paid Hackers to Delete Stolen Data on 57 Million People
Police investigate hack of guns database
9,500 patients at the Medical College of Wisconsin notified of phishing incident
FEMA confirms identity theft claims after NBC2 investigation
School’s data breach spooks students
Probe into data leak – as patients private letters end up in Newtown
Pentagon Exposed Some Of Its Data On Amazon Server
UPMC Susquehanna notifies patients of data breach
Toronto company confirms user information stolen from six hacked websites
Privacy breaches in University file system affect 200 people
Western State Hospital patient information sent to wrong email address
Huddle’s ‘highly secure’ work tool exposed KPMG and BBC files
Social Security numbers of 2,100 Maine foster care participants posted online
Muslim Hacktivists Hack ISIS website; expose 2,000 subscribers list
Jaywing suffers data breach affecting CollectPlus, Vodafone and other clients
Patient information lost, found in bag on McGalliard
Financial information
Oxford and Cambridge Club hit by data breach after backup drive with members’ info stolen
Data breach hits Department of Social Services credit card system
YMCA of Central Florida Notifies Individuals of Security Incident
Cryptocurrency Startup Claims Hackers Stole $30.95 Million
Retailer Forever 21 discloses payment card breach
Fasten data leak: Nearly 1 million users’ sensitive data mistakenly exposed by US ride-hailing firm
Security flaw may have exposed personal info on 21,000 Utah Express Pass users
Local Salvation Army website updated after personal information released
Contractor breach exposes 50k Aussie govt, bank staff records
Fighting back against cyber crime
Canadian hacker enlisted by Russian FSB to hack Yahoo in 2014 pleads guilty
U.S. Charges Three Chinese Hackers Who Work at Internet Security Firm for Hacking Three Corporations for Commercial Advantage
Other
Huge MacOS bug lets anyone login as root without a password: what you need to know
Facebook flaw allowed unauthorised users to delete any photo
Scammed via Western Union? You have less than 90 days to claim your share of $586 million refund
A Boeing 757 was hacked remotely while it sat on the runway
December 2017
Cyber attack and ransomware
Attackers claim to have hacked MEDHOST
FBI investigates cyberterrorist attack on Stanislaus County network
Proctor schools hit by ransomware attack
Top Security Firm Admits to MitM Security Incident
Jerome School District falls victim to ransomware
National Capital Poison Center discloses ransomware incident
After computer hack, Nashotah pays $2K ransom for residents’ personal information
Mad River Twp. Fire and EMS data hacked, encrypted with ransomware
Mecklenburg Co. leaders release ransom email from hackers
Former Sysadmin Caught Hacking His Ex-Employer by His Replacement
Data breach
Nissan Canada data breach may have exposed 1.1M finance customers’ information
MidMichigan notifies patients of potential breach
Chilton Medical Center hard drive containing protected health information was sold online
NYU Langone Health Notifies Patients of Improperly Disposed Binder Containing Patient Information
Home Economics: How Life in 123 Million American Households Was Exposed Online
Former hotel clerk arrested for profiting from guests’ info
Lincoln Nonprofit’s Laptop Containing Vital Information Stolen in Car Break-In
LSU issues notifications regarding stolen laptop
Austin Manual Therapy notifies 1,750 patients of data breach
Washington Health System Greene notifies 4,145 patients after hard drive with PHI was discovered stolen
Franciscan Physician Network of Illinois and Specialty Physicians of Illinois notify patients of payment records lost or stolen from storage facility
Hackers may have stolen the personal data of 80,000 people associated with Osaka University
eBay Privacy Breach Exposes Customer Names on Google
Cape students affected by data breach
Clarion U. students notified after employees fall for phishing attack
Glens Falls Hospital workers’ Social Security numbers released in internal email
24,000 UNC Health Care patients affected by potential security breach
Sinai Health System announces data breach but says risk to patients low
oBike reviewing app security after international user data leak
Henry Ford Health System Warns 18,470 Patients Of Data Breach
Real Time Health Quotes leak affected health insurance applicants
July Systems data leak: Massive trove of sensitive information exposed online via unsecured database
Baptist Health Louisville notifies 880 patients after phishing incident
A popular virtual keyboard app leaks 31 million users’ personal data
Former employee reportedly steals mental health data on 28,434 Bexar County patients
Data security breach at Rutgers leaves the information of 1,700 students unprotected
Financial information
Text alert: the ‘bank’ message that cost a student £5,400 of her loan money
Basic training in avoiding phishing is no longer sufficient
Thieves stole potentially millions of dollars in bitcoin in a hacking attack on a cryptocurrency company
PayPal Admits Acquired Company Suffered Major Breach
Cyber heist’: 600 bank accounts hacked for Rs 10million
Compromised payroll documents contained personal info of current, former Humboldt County staff, dependents
Other
U.S. claims North Korea was responsible for WannaCry
Fighting back against cyber crime
Romania arrests five suspected members of major ransomware gang
Former nurse sentenced for cyber stalking campaign
Chicago Man Charged With Hacking Company’s Servers After Termination
Hacker got details of 165,000 people from sites including Uber and Groupon
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